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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves 5/12/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Timberwolves vs. Nuggets matchup.

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
May 12, 2024 8:00 pm EDT

The NBA presents a playoff matchup between the Denver Nuggets and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game let’s review the rules for Draftkings single game showdown contest.

Draftkings Single Game Showdown Contest Rules

You have $50,000 to utilize on five players from either team. However, one of those players will be designated as your team captain. The captain accumulates 1.5 times the standard fantasy points. Additionally, the captain is 1.5 times the standard cost of the flex position.

The remaining four players in your lineup will receive the standard fantasy points. Having stated that, it is highly important for you to identify the correct player for your captain position if you hope to win a large field DFS GPP (guaranteed prize pool) showdown contest.

If you have additional questions regarding the rules for the single game showdown contest, I recommend that you check out the Draftkings website for more details.

Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Nikola Jokic $11,600

Talented Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic arrives at tonight’s game with the Minnesota Timberwolves playing outstanding basketball from a statistical perspective. Let’s take a look at Nikola Jokic’s recent game data to get a better understanding of his play on the basketball court.

In the Denver Nuggets seven games played in the Western Conference playoffs this season, Nikola Jokic has averaged a whopping 64.3 Draftkings points a game. It has to be said, those are the type of fantasy numbers I need from players I select for my DFS Showdown lineup.

More recently, in the Denver Nuggets 117-90 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this week, Nikola Jokic posted some outstanding fantasy numbers. Nikola Jokic accumulated 24 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 blocks, and 3 steals in the Nuggets win over the Timberwolves.

Looking closer at the data just presented, in the Nuggets win over the Timberwolves two days ago, Nikola Jokic accumulated a robust 67.5 Draftkings points.

Considering the elevated importance of tonight’s Game 4 of the Western Conference playoffs, I fully expect Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic to play his best game of the 2024 playoffs.

Flex Plays

Anthony Edwards $11,200

Minnesota point guard Anthony Edwards has been the leader in the backcourt that the Minnesota Timberwolves have needed to win games in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs. Let me provide you with a sample of Anthony Edwards recent postseason game data to better shed light on my previous statement.

In the Minnesota Timberwolves seven games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Anthony Edwards has averaged an impressive 30.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.7 blocks a game.

Jamal Murray $9,600

In the Denver Nuggets seven games played in the Western Conference playoffs this season, Denver guard Jamal Murray has averaged 37.7 Draftkings points a game.

It should be noted that the Denver Nuggets have officially listed Jamal Murray as questionable for this evening’s game. I recommend that all readers review the starting lineups for both teams prior to setting your DFS lineup for this one game slate

Naz Reid $5,400

Minnesota forward Naz Reid has certainly been a key contributor off the bench for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season. Having stated that, how has Reid been playing recently?

In the Minnesota Timberwolves seven games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Naz Reid averaged 18.7 Draftkings points a game.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Karl Anthony-Towns $8,800: Michael Porter $8,400: Aaron Gordon $7,600: Mike Conley $7,000.

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Hans Geevers

I have been an avid fan of sports since I was a kid. Additionally, I have been betting on sports for the better part of the last two decades! I have been married to my wife Dawn for over 21 years. I am also the proud father of Hannah! These ladies provide me the inspiration to live each day to it's fullest.

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